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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 8:51 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200409-17 ] SUS: Local root vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: SUS: Local root vulnerability (GLSA 200409-17)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local
Date: September 14, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #63927
ID: 200409-17

Synopsis

SUS contains a string format bug that could lead to local privilege escalation.

Background

SUS is a utility that allows regular users to be able to execute certain commands as root.

Affected Packages

Package: app-admin/sus
Vulnerable: < 2.0.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.0.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Leon Juranic found a bug in the logging functionality of SUS that can lead to local privilege escalation. A format string vulnerability exists in the log() function due to an incorrect call to the syslog() function.

Impact

An attacker with local user privileges can potentially exploit this vulnerability to gain root access.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All SUS users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1"
# emerge ">=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1"


References

SUS ChangeLog
BugTraq Advisory
CVE-2004-1469


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